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Rumman Raees expected to replace injured Wahab in Champions Trophy

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BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan Super League sensation Rumman Raees is expected to be named as replacement for Wahab Riaz, who was ruled out of Pakistan’s remaining matches in the Champions Trophy due to an injured ankle.

“A scan has confirmed that Wahab Riaz suffered a deltoid ligament complex after an eversion injury mechanism whilst bowling during the India vs Pakistan match on June 4th,” said a statement from the PCB on Monday.

“It will take minimum 2 weeks to recover from this injury. Wahab will not be able to continue to play in remaining games of the Champions Trophy,” the statement added.

The PCB has sent the official request for the replacement to the ICC Technical Committee.

Pakistan need to beat South Africa, the world’s top-ranked ODI side, in their next Group B match at Edgbaston on Wednesday, if they are to have any chance of reaching the semifinals of a tournament featuring cricket´s leading eight teams in the format.

Pakistan conclude their group campaign against Sri Lanka in Cardiff on June 12.

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